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Re Person I Knew

Except I didn’t know him. This is the title of a Bill Evans piece dedicated to jazz producer Orrin Keepnews, who died last week just shy of his 92nd birthday. It’s an anagram of his name*, and seems an appropriate

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Vi Hart & Twelve Tones

For some reason I can’t even remember, I was recently spurred to refresh some of the funkier stuff in my maths education. In my online quest after some of the long forgotten detailed bits behind the sublime Euler’s Identity (yeah,

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Ugo Delmirani

I do hope the grapevine’s wrong about this one – please let me know if so. I heard the other day that Ugo, a formidable pianist and stalwart in particular of the scene at London’s famous 606 Club, had …

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All in the Same Throat

Polyphonic overtone singing demonstrated by Anna-Maria Hefele: (My cat became very interested, and a singer has already been back to me about getting on to the union…)

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Frankly My Dear… He Gives a Damn

If you haven’t heard of pianist Dave Frank, this is your lucky day. He’s a formidable, eclectic performer; a former Piano Prof at Berkelee, before he founded his own school in NYC; author of two books and a DVD (published by

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Jack Massarik

Sad to report that Jack Massarik, the London Evening Standard’s jazz critic, died on 13 July at the age of 74. The dreaded C. He was very passionate about jazz and wrote knowledgeably and entertainingly on the subject. He was until almost the

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The Silver Bullet

Adios then, Señor Blues. We did a couple of numbers as tributes to Horace Silver on the gig last Monday. Didn’t even know someone had written lyrics to Nica’s Dream. Cool though. Horace came up in the bebop era, but

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